Unnaturally, farmers still have to ask whether the State considers cannabis production an agricultural activity as the Governor issues a new round of emergency proclamations.
Stakeholders helped WSLCB continue developing a legislative mandate to enable licensees to request compliance education consultations and site visits under lessened threat of AVNs.
The WSLCB Board undertook planned actions to revise and renew existing emergency rules and restart the quality control rulemaking project on pesticides and heavy metals testing.
Members prepared to undertake formal rulemaking at the WSLCB’s first remote board meeting on Wednesday morning and met the agency’s new Policy and Rules Coordinators.
Cannabis-related policymaking in Washington state was set to take another step forward as the WSLCB prepared to convene its first regular board meeting since February 5th.
The Board and the Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe met virtually to amend and extend the nation’s oldest Marijuana Compact between a State and a Tribal Nation in addition to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Tribe’s business entity.
WSLCB Enforcement Chief Justin Nordhorn addressed 22 questions raised by cannabis industry licensees and trade group representatives during an hour-long webinar.
Over 60 participants signed in to observe or provide comments on draft conceptual rules developed during a lengthy CR-101 stage for the True Party of Interest rulemaking project.
Staff provided a very brief rulemaking update to remind board members present about the second emergency rulemaking to ban vitamin E acetate from vapor products and the more recent initiation of formal rulemaking to more permanent affect.
Formal rulemaking processes got underway anew at the WSLCB while Ecology’s Cannabis Science Task Force pushed towards a July deadline for its first report to the Legislature.